What Happened on February 16, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Uptown... It's Hot!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 24 performances
  • 28th Daytona 500: Geoffrey Bodine wins (148.124 MPH)
  • Dutch speed skater Hein Vergeer becomes World Allround champion for the second time
  • French air force bombs Ouadi Doum airport in Chad
  • Karlstad skates world record 10 km (14:12.14)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mário Soares from the Socialist Party is elected the 1st civilian President of Portugal

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares

Famous Deaths

  • Howard Da Silva, Cleve Oh, actor (Ben Franklin-1776), dies at 76